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Western Lowland Gorilla

Western lowland gorillas are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. They are the world's largest primates and they face an uncertain future in Africa's remaining equatorial forests.

The National Zoo and other conservation organizations are doing their part to help ensure their future in the wild. Adopt a western lowland gorilla and demonstrate your support for conservation efforts at both the Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Adopt a western lowland gorilla!

gorilla package

Packages at the $65 level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12-inch animal plush
  • Personalized certificate and letter of appreciation
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • Animal fact sheet